Wool, silk, linen, metal, plastic
Overall: 3 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 49 in. ( 8.3 x 41.3 x 124.5 cm )
Camel-coloered wool trousers with vertical fly covered with horizonally oriented flap, one pocket at the front at each side of the hip, pockets button closed; 2 straps at the back which buckle at the center beneath the waistband; buckled stirrups at the ankles; waistband lined with white satin and dark brown linen, pockets lined with white linen.
Gift of Mrs. B. Langdon Tyler
stamped: left side of label inside neck: "B.J. SIMMONS & Co. / THEATRICAL / AND / COURT / COSTUMERS / 7 & 8 KING STREET / COVENT GARDEN / W. C." handwritten: right side of label inside neck: "A. E. Gallatin / G M / 35.29"
These trousers are a reproduction of those worn by Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), stateman and once acting president of the New-York Historical Society. It was worn by his descendent, Albert E. Gallatin in the re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, in which the elder Gallatin particpated.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.